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Methane on the rise!

Tackling climate change in the short-term was one of the reasons for joining the global pledge to decrease methane emissions by 30 % b 2030 (more than 125 countries committed in Glasgow to the Global Methane Pledge). Methane is "shorter lived" in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide and therefore also has a lower impact on climate change.

However the recent report from the UN environment programme "An Eye on Methane: International Methane Emissions Observatory 2022 Report  " still shows an increase of methane emissions. Even worse it has skyrocketed faster than at any time since the 1980s.

These days ahed of COP 27 a new report called "Methane Matters: Towards a global Methane agreement" has been published by Changing Markets Foundation with Gaia and Environmental investigation agency. You can find the link to a comment and the report itself  on .

We need a strong basis for action grounded on improved emissions data to close the emissions gap and reduce warming in the short term.


climate change, global warming, methane emissions, un environment programme, cop27